Nothing beats a good DIY lighting project, especially one made from easy-to-find hardware store materials and the finished product comes out looking as sharp as this guy. Vienna-based DIYer Sarah created this cool tabletop lamp project with a simple lamp kit, a bit of concrete and an ice cream carton, and some copper plumping pipes. The light concrete and the warm, shiny copper combine for an attractive, rustic contrast, and it'd work on a desk, side table, nightstand, or any flat surface.
Need a different scale? No prob - just swap out the mold, change the length of the pipe, and light things up!
Get the full how-to at Look What I Made: Turn Me On!